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Decolonizing International Relations Conference

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Decolonizing International Relations Conference

This crowdfunding project has ended, but you can still support the FSCA Conference. Thank you for your continued support!


The Fletcher Students of Color and Allies (FSCA) are excited and proud to host the first-ever "Decolonizing International Relations" conference on October 12, 2018 at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy! The inaugural conference will revolve around the theme, "Reexamining the Narrative of Theory and Practice."


As students of international relations, we recognize the need to incorporate diverse perspectives into currently existing dialogues around foreign affairs. By hosting this conference, we want to make space for non-traditional perspectives to be heard, recognized and challenged - a valuable process that future policymakers (like us!) must be well-versed in. This conference will bring together academics, scholars, practitioners and students of different backgrounds to discuss issues that impact international relations and introduce perspectives that are often understudied within this field.


We're asking for YOUR help to make this event a success!


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The conference will feature three panels:

  • Deconstructing Theories of International Relations
  • Rethinking State Security
  • Practice of Diplomacy

There will also be three small and less formal working lunch sessions on the following topics:

  • Gender and Transnational Feminisms
  • The Politics of Archival Power
  • Humanitarian Aid through Community-based Activism and Civic Engagement


Now, almost two decades into the 21st Century, a new era will require new ideas. We intend to continue the Fletcher School's legacy of making valuable and relevant contributions to the teaching and practice of international relations - a tradition that will only be enhanced by broadening our perspectives and understanding of the world.


Please feel free to browse our website for more information about the conference. Thank you for your support!





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